Covid-19 and Pets

Coronavirus and pets

Coronavirus And Pets (COVID-19 update) We are OPEN. In these stressful times, rest assured, as always, my number one concern is of the safety of the pets and families I work with. One of the many benefits of my non-volume approach to dog training, dog boarding, and optimal pet care is a reduction in the […]

Dog Trainer Certification & How To Choose a Dog Trainer

How to become a dog trainer, dog trainer certification

Feel free to use the navigation below to jump to the appropriate section. Dog Training Industry Problems How To Become A Dog Trainer What Are Dog Trainer Certifications And Certificates? Why Are Independent Certification And Testing Organizations So Important? Recommended Dog Training And Behavior Certifications And Organizations Why Is A Dog Trainer Not Certified And […]

My Dog Doesn’t Like Toys

Best Dog Training Los Angeles California dog toys in grass

(Updated 2020) Why isn’t my dog interested in her toys?  Why doesn’t my dog play with his toys?  My dog doesn’t like toys. My dog has 100 toys but doesn’t play with any of them!  Sound familiar? Check out our dog training services if your dog is in the Greater Los Angeles or Southern California […]

8 Reasons Why Dogs Are Not Pack Animals

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Are Dogs Pack Animals? Here are all of the dog/cat and pet products that we recommend Check out our dog training services if your dog is in the Greater Los Angeles or Southern California area or our phone and video consultations to get help from anywhere in the world! (Updated 2020) How many times have you […]

How to Use a Shock Collar Correctly

Shock Collar Training Abuse

How to Use a Shock Collar Correctly Check out our dog training in Los Angles, or Southern California area or our phone and video consultations to get help from anywhere in the world! (Updated 2020)  Here are all of the dog training collars, harnesses and pet products that we recommend If you are considering using a […]

Things to Buy Before Getting a Puppy

What to Buy for a New Puppy (Updated 2020) Here are all of the puppy training equipment and products that we recommend Whether you are seeking help for dog training in Los Angeles or looking to adopt a puppy from your local humane society or shelter (that only advocates fear-free, positive reinforcement behavior and training), the […]

What Pet Care Professionals Need to Know

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The Most Vital Piece Of Knowledge For Any Pet Care Business What do dog walking, dog hotels, dog boarding, dog kennels, dog groomers, dog daycare, dog trainers, dog nutritionist, and all pet professionals need to know? What is the singular most vital piece of knowledge and essential component of any pet business to keep dogs […]

How to Find Pet Friendly Apartments | Moving With A Pet Resume

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Moving With a Dog or Cat Here are all of the dog collars, harnesses and pet products that we recommend How important is a dog resume or CV, curriculum vitae? A dog resume is very important if you live in Los Angeles or any large city. Why is a dog resume necessary? If you want to […]

8 Reasons Why I Don’t Allow My Dogs In The Kitchen

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(Updated 2020) Here are all of the dog/cat and pet products that we recommend Check out our dog training services if your dog is in the Greater Los Angeles or Southern California area or our phone and video consultations to get help from anywhere in the world! Some popular dog training questions are: Should I allow […]

Throw Away Your Dog’s Food Bowl

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Stuffed Chew Toys & Interactive Food Games: Pros & Cons (Updated 2020) Here are all of the dog/cat treats, food bowls and pet products that we recommend Should you throw away your pet’s food bowl as Fun Paw Care, contemporary ethologists and up-to-date certified behaviorists and dog trainers advocate doing? I was with a client and […]

Dangerous Dog Foods

Dangerous Foods for Dogs (Updated 2020)  Here are all of the dog/cat treats, foods and pet products that we recommend Check out our dog training services if your dog is in the Greater Los Angeles or Southern California area or our phone and video consultations to get pet nutrition advice from anywhere in the world! While […]

My Dog Only Listens When I Have Treats

French Bulldog Puppy Counter Surfing

Dog Training Is Not Dog Bribing In this how-to NOT bribe your dog when training guide I’ll cover: Common Dog Training Problems Learning Theory Basics Should I Use Food To Train My Dog? How to use Food Correctly When Dog Training How To Use A Food Lure Correctly Reconditioning a Dog That Only Responds To […]

Generalization in Dog Training

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The Importance Of Dog Training Generalization Generalizing a dog’s behavior is the process of reproducing the desired behavior in various environments, settings, and conditions different from the initially trained behavior in the original environment. Generalization is also known as cross contextualization and proofing (with distractions.) Check out our dog training services if your dog is […]

How To Capture A Stray Dog?

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How To Capture A Stray Dog? (Updated 2020) Check out our dog training Los Angeles services if your dog is in the Greater Los Angeles or Southern California area or our phone and video consultations to get help from anywhere in the world! See all of the dog training products and tools we recommend for […]

Morals and Ethics of Dog Breeding

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Rescue Don’t Buy “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Here are all of the dog/cat and pet products that we recommend Although my article focuses on irresponsible journalism and a specific dog breed (Briard’s) one can extrapolate all of the same arguments to every […]

The Science of Dog Training

Los Angeles Dog Training Brain

Dog Training is Simple, as Long as You Change Do you want to change or do you want your dog to change when dog training? Los Angeles California families are often surprised to hear that they must change if they want their dog’s behavior to change. To understand why this is true, imagine walking into […]

A Pit Bull vs. A Honda

Pitbull and Honda

The shocking similarity between a “Pit Bull” and a Honda Accord. Perverted enough, a car and a dog are both considered things and objects under the law to be owned.  Perhaps for the objects, this makes sense, but this should be found shocking for the living, breathing, feeling animal. They are both only worth the […]

The Mechanics of Dog Training

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The Sport of Dog Training When I was a child, I wasn’t thinking about owning a dog training and pet service business in Los Angeles California. I wanted to play basketball just like Michael Jordan; I would watch him jump so high, run so fast, expertly shoot a ball from 30 feet away (nothing but net) into a […]

Top 11 Reasons to Spay & Neuter Your Dog

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Dog Neutering And Spay (Updated 2020) Before clients look for a spay and neuter clinic, they come to me for behavioral training and spay/neuter advice. Spaying and neutering is a hot topic. Almost as controversial as what to feed my dog. When I first wrote this spay/neuter article years ago the data was clearly in […]

9 Dog Training & Class Time Management Tips

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Dog Training Tips and Time Management When training canines, time management is ultra-important. It is what separates great dog trainers from mediocre ones. Time and timing are the utmost important factors in just about every dog training class or private session scenario. Without good timing, you are confusing your dog and families at best. I […]

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